[IronPython] Announcement: Project to get some CPython C extensions running under IronPython

Giles Thomas giles.thomas at resolversystems.com
Mon Oct 15 19:17:14 CEST 2007

Hmmm, we didn't really want to get the feeling of oldness or rottenness 
- it was just side-effect of a terrible pun on C/sea.  If the pun not 
only is really bad but also falls flat, then it's definitely a bad name ;-)

OxyPython sounds much cooler; but Python's definitely not required as 
part of the name. 

Sidnei da Silva wrote:
> On 10/15/07, Giles Thomas <giles.thomas at resolversystems.com> wrote:
>> One further question for this list, before I create a repository and mailing list elsewhere for the project - what should the project be called?  The best one we've come up with in-house is "RustPython" (IronPython, *C* extensions, you get the picture) and I'd be really grateful if someone could come up with a less appalling pun...
> Ah, naming. My preferred subject. ;)
> Ok, you want it to imply a sense of 'old' or 'rough' or 'rotten' or
> 'crude', and yet have a cool name. Is 'Python' required to be part of
> the name?
> The first cool name that came to my mind was 'Monera'. It is a cool
> name because it refers (mostly) to prokaryotic organisms (organisms
> without a nucleus). It also resembles a bit 'Mono', which might be an
> useful association (Monera -> Mono, ah, so this is some thing related
> to .NET!).
> Another idea would be 'OxyPython', since it's the combination of
> Oxygen + Iron is that forms Rust. :)

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